Invasive species

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A Beetle Has Triggered a State of Emergency in Vanuatu

The coconut rhinoceros beetle could pose a threat to the country's entire coconut industry.
Gavin Butler
7.24.19
Food

I Ate Cat to See if Invasive Species Could Be a Part of Our Diets

Contemporary artist Kirsha Kaechele also served up some pigeon, horse, and cane toad in an attempt to reframe the way we think about "pests".
Gavin Butler
5.26.19
tech-science

Florida Captures, Kills Giant Lizard That Terrorised Local Community for a Year

The elusive, human-sized reptile was nabbed by wildlife authorities.
Sarah Emerson
5.19.19
CHEFS

This Chef Really, Really Wants You to Eat Iguanas

Green iguanas are an invasive species that destroys vegetation. For Thomas Tennant, that's even more reason to eat them.
Meredith Heil
5.17.19
insects

Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
Becky Ferreira
2.12.19
tech

Could 'Catios,' a.k.a. 'Cat Patios,' Prevent Cats from Destroying the Planet?

It might sound like something out of "Portlandia," but advocates say these enclosures can prevent cats from killing birds en masse.
Leah Sottile
8.12.15
Stuff

Slugs Are Destroying the Businesses of Oregon's Sustainable Farmers

Slugs are costing eco-friendly farmers in the Pacific Northwest tens of thousands of dollars each year. But even after Oregon hosted a "Slug Summit" to deal with the gastropods, no one seems to know how to fix the problem.
Leah Sottile
5.18.15
VICE News

An Invasive Species of Fish Is Taking Over America's Waterways

Asian carp—a slimy, ugly, and often gargantuan species of invasive fish—have taken over many US lakes and rivers.
VICE News
9.24.14
tech

Evil Predator Fish from China That Can Live on Dry Land Are Invading Central Park

Bad news, America. The frankenfish is back.
Adam Clark Estes
5.1.13